Saturday, July 07, 2018


Guess its time to make another blog entry. Life is going on here. Playing with Bella, seeing family, and doing yard and 5th wheel chores. Nothing really special happening. Everyday life.

We went to see Dan's grand, Tiffany, in a play. Not a school play, but a real play that she had to audition for. Here she is with Dan after he gave her roses.
Almost the whole immediate family turned out for the play. Front row, left to right. Anya (spelling) girlfriend of Dan's grand Caleb, Dan's grand Nicholas, Dan's grand Amelia. Back row, left to right, John, father to Dan's grand Ryan, Dan's daughter Audrey, Dan's son Andrew holding Dan's grand Elowyn, Dan's DIL Tia holding grand Annabelle, and Dan the man. Got that? LOL LOL LOL.......Missing is Dan's oldest daughter Tammy, for reasons you don't want to know about.
Cousins, Ryan and Nicholas. They are funny together and make me laugh.
Dan, Audrey, and Tiffany the actress hanging out in the hot tub. Me and Dan spent 2 nights in Monroe, WA so we could hang out with Audrey and go to the play.
At the family dinner at Olive Garden. Annabelle with Papa
Me and Ryan
At the motel celebrating Dan's birthday. OLD! LOL LOL
Tucker just chillin'
Dan's drone looking at me

LOL LOL.......Looks like a big bug!
Dan taking the bike out for a spin. I think he just likes waking up the neighborhood.
There he goes. Byeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee Dan
And coming back.....
Good picture of biker Dan the man
I took the Amtrak to Bellingham, WA to attend my little great-niece's 1st birthday party. Here is Octavia with her grandma, my sister Peggy.
She is a ham in front of the camera
I love this picture of me and Octavia. :-)
Just me doing something I don't normally do. Take a selfie.
Getting ready for the 4th of July
We had a large gathering on July 4th for BBQ and fireworks. Here is Audrey with Annabelle
Dan chatting it up with our BBQ master, my nephew-in-law, Steve
Jason being himself, silly
Dan's mom, Mary
Mary holding Annabelle. She wasn't a happy baby for this picture.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018


Time to write again. We were excited to include some onions and leaf lettuce from my pallet garden in a salad last night. Its cool to pick things that you are growing..........We did take Bella to the vet about a week ago. She had quite the fever for a couple of days and wouldn't eat or drink. Then all of a sudden the fever broke. OK, that was good. Then the next day she got a fever again, so we took her right in to her vet. He checked her out and couldn't find a reason for her having a fever. He gave her an antibiotic and shes been fine ever since. That sure worried us. I'm just gonna write about the pictures. They sum up whats been going on with us.

Dan has taken his mom out of the nursing home a few times in the last couple of weeks. Took her to get a haircut then out to pizza, took her to my brother's retirement party, and took her to a BBQ at Jason's house.

Dan's mom is making her way across the yard, heading to look at my pallet garden.
Checking out my little garden. It looks a little different now as its been growing pretty good. You'll see in more pictures later down the page.
Dan had an appointment at the Seattle VA and I went with him this time. We are getting onto the ferry.
Going over to Seattle this boat came so close to the ferry that the captain blew his horn about 15 times. The boat was totally in the wrong. He broke the rules of the water. Dan mentioned that maybe he had the boat on auto pilot and wasn't at the helm and not paying attention to the HUGE ferry coming towards it. Then we had another smaller boat race in front of us, closer then the first boat, the captain blew the horn several times, then the boat came back and went in front of the ferry again. I don't know what both boats were trying to prove because its not like the ferry can just stop dead in the water to avoid them. It was crazy.
Straight ahead is Smith Tower. It used to be the tallest building back in the day.
My youngest son Jason and his lady love Jenny cracking up at my brother's retirement party.
My younger brother John. who FINALLY retired! He is gonna LOVE being retired. I'm so happy for him.
Dan and his new toy. Its a Hubson X4 501ss advanced drone. He likes this as it has GPS and comes right back to where it took off. His airplane and helicopters don't have that and they "visited" the trees quite often. LOL LOL

Pretty rhododendron in the yard

OK, these pictures are at Jason's house for a Mother's Day BBQ. This is my brother-in-law Dennis and his little grand, Octavia.
My sister Peggy, my niece Annalisa, and my step-mom Susan. They along with Dennis and the baby, drove from Bellingham, WA to Port Orchard, WA where Jason lives for the day to be with us. How cool is that for a long day trip!
Sister Peggy and son Jason
Mostly Jenny's family. Front row Jenny's daughters, Taylor, Michaela, Autumn, Brittney
2nd row....Linda(Jenny's mom) Jenny, sister Peggy, me, Dan holding Octavia, Susan, Annalisa
3rd row....Jason, Sam(Linda's husband) and Dennis
                               Me and Jason
                                     Me and Susan
Annalisa with her dad Dennis and her daughter Octavia
                                            Jenny and Jason
                                      Dan and his mom, Mary
Jenny and her girls. Autumn, Brittney, Mom Jenny, Taylor, Michaela
                               I LOVE the scent of Lilacs!
I gave the squirrels a smorgasbord. They loved it.
Here is what my pallet garden looks like now. Stuff has really grown. I've transplanted radishes into 4 pots and they seem to be doing OK. Not having to pull weeds is a real bonus!